The ID@Xbox program allows for independent developers to take advantage of special toolkits to self-publish their games on the Xbox One. There are currently more than 200 developers creating games with ID@Xbox – and of that, there are a some great Canadians on the list including Compulsion Games, Frima, HB Studios, Holmade Games and Xona Games.
The list of new developers who have confirmed their partnership with the program includes:
Respawn Entertainment today announced Titanfall has gone gold and will release March 11th for Xbox One and PC. An Xbox 360 port in development at Bluepoint Games is scheduled to release March 25th.
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Turbine today announced that on Friday, March 14th, Infinite Crisis, the multiplayer online battle arena, will enter Open Beta. To celebrate this milestone three never-before-seen Champions have been revealed. Green Arrow, Aquaman and Mecha Superman will join the lineup of Infinite Crisis Champions, which includes Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman, among many others.
In Open Beta, players will be able to test their skills on Infinite Crisis’ new tri-lane map, “Gotham Divided,” where two universes collide and players can battle across Gotham City and its Multiverse variant, Gotham by Gaslight.
Tecmo Koei today introduced the line-up of new warriors that expand the existing roster of over 80 playable characters in Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition and Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends. Chen Gong, Fa Zheng, Lu Lingqi, Yu Jin and Zhu Ran now join the historic struggle for dominance in Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita and Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends for the PlayStation 3. Both titles will release simultaneously on March 25th.
Telltale Games has released the first official trailer for ‘A House Divided,’ the next episode of The Walking Dead: Season Two. Episode 2 – ‘A House Divided’ will release on March 4th for PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network and PC via Steam, the Telltale Games online store, and other digital distribution outlets. The Xbox 360 date will be confirmed shortly.
Telltale Games also confirmed today that the PlayStation Vita version of The Walking Dead: Season Two is tracking for release towards the end of March.
NIS America today announced that Kadokawa Games and Nippon Ichi Software have collaborated to offer Disgaea DLC for Demon Gaze at launch. For the first month upon release on PSN, players can download a number of Disgaea characters for free and add them to their list of party member appearance choices. Characters being offered are Etna, Flonne, Sicily, Asagi, and Prinny.
Deconstructeam and Devolver Digital have released a teaser trailer for their upcoming indie thriller Gods Will Be Watching, arriving on PC via Steam, Humble, and GOG this June.
Konami today announced that it will offer both physical and digital versions of Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $29.99, bringing pricing in-line with the “current generation” price. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will remain at $29.99 for retail and via download for $19.99. Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes will be available in retail stores and online beginning March 18th.
Konami also revealed that those who purchase Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes early on will receive exclusive DLC for use within The Phantom Pain. The DLC will only be available in the first batch of the retail version and for a limited period of time for the digital version. The DLC provides players with additional resources for a Mother Base area that will be available in The Phantom Pain. Mother Base is introduced during the events of Ground Zeroes and plays a central role in the forthcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Unlocked through downloadable code, the added staff for Mother Base will give players an edge when they take on The Phantom Pain.
In addition, anyone that purchases Ground Zeroes will be able to unlock exclusive content within the game to carry-over to The Phantom Pain. Prisoners of war and VIPs rescued in Ground Zeroes will be added to the Mother Base staff in The Phantom Pain, providing Ground Zeroes players an early in-game advantage; character skins will also be able to be carried over.
Red Barrels today announced that the first DLC, Outlast: Whistleblower, will be released this April for PC and PlayStation 4.
Whistleblower will let you play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff and the man who emailed journalists around the world – including Miles – at the beginning of Outlast. Spending a couple of weeks at Mount Massive, during which he was unable to even talk to his wife and son in Boulder thanks to strict security protocols, Weylon developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients. Identifying with those poor souls fueled Weylon’s anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive’s rotten core.
Although Whistleblower tells the story that led to Outlast, it will actually stretch past the events of the first game to show the final chapter in Mount Massive Asylum’s story.
Watch the official unboxing of the Titanfall Collector’s Edition, featuring an exclusive collectible 19″ Atlas Titan statue, hardcover art book, and exclusive Titan schematic poster. Each Collector’s Edition is individually numbered and available in very limited quantities.
Titanfall will be available on March 11th for Xbox One and PC, and on March 25th for Xbox 360.
Ubisoft today announced that Trials Fusion, the sequel to the platform racer Trails Evolution, will be available for download on Xbox One, Xbox 360, Steam for PC and PlayStation 4 on April 16th.
Trials Fusion will be available digitally for $19.99 on Xbox One and Xbox 360, on PlayStation 4 and on Steam for PC. A physical retail version including a Season Pass will also be made available for $39.99 on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
In addition, Ubisoft has released the first gameplay trailer for Trials Fusion.
El Presidente is looking for gamers to take part in a Beta test this March for Tropico 5. Registration begins today – so potential applicants with enthusiasm for city-building titles and experience playing the genre should apply now at http://betatest.kalypsomedia.com/TROPICO5.